Aug. 8 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
August 8,2010
Prelude: Sisciliana by J.S. Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Peace   Let us turn to our neighbors and greet them with the peace of Christ.

Introit:  Sonata by /Don Ignazios Cirri
Call to Worship
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He does not deal with us according to our sin, nor requite us according to our iniquities.
What shall I render to the Lord for all his bounty to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
*Hymn  103 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Confession  (unison) Let us make confession to God in the silence of our hearts.
Silent prayer
Prayer for Assurance
God of love and mercy, in the quiet peace of morning we gather in this holy place to sing our praise to you and to be touched by your gentle Spirit. We offer grateful thanks for the gift of Sabbath rest and renewal.  We pray that through our worship we may be recreated in your likeness once more.  Let your cleansing Spirit enter our lives, that the shadows of our souls may be pierced by the brilliance of your Light.  Let our destructive thoughts be transformed into expressions of beauty, reflecting your uncompromising love.  We pray in the name of our Redeemer. Amen  James F.D. Martin

Proclamation and Praise
Bless we pray, our hearing of your word this day. Speak to each
of us; speak to all of us; and grant that by the power of your Spirit, we may be hearers and doers of your word.

Isaiah:1:1, 10-20
Psalm 50:1-8,22-23  p.783
Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16
Luke 12:32-40
Discussion of all the scripture readings

*Hymn  508” Faith, While Trees are Still in Blossom”

Concerns and Celebrations This is the time to name special blessings and we name those who are in particular need of our prayer.
Let us pray in silence.
Unison Prayer
Generous God, you grant us bread for our bodies and grace that is renewed every day.  In these uncertain times, help us to trust you more fully, living one day at a time, loving and serving as we can. Cheer our hearts with the knowledge that we are precious to you, as taught by your son, Jesus.
The Lord’s Prayer

Offering  May our morning offering be an act of gratitude given from a merciful heart.
*Hymn 95 “Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee.

*Hymn “102” Now Thank We All Our God” vs.1&2

Benediction  (unison)
May the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be and abide with us all. Amen   2 Corinth. 13:14
Postlude: Bouree’ from the 3rd Cello Suite by Bach
Organist:  Carol Loud
Worship leader:  Emily Broderick
Reader/Discussion leader:  Dan Cabot
*Stand if you are able

Billy Hancock’s Morning Prayer

Good morning God. You are ushering in a new day, untouched and freshly new,and here I come and ask you, God,if you’ll renew me, too.Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday; help me, dear God, to walk closely in Thy way. I am well aware that I can’t make it on my own. So take my hand and hold it tight, for I can’t walk alone!

May 23, 2010 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church May 23, 2010
Prelude: My Heart Ever Faithful, from the Pentecost Cantata J.S. Bach
Gathering and Announcements
Introit:Adagio Mozart
Call to Worship   (responsively)
Jesus said “ I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever.
This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him.
You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
John 14:16-17

*Hymn  #500 vs. 1,2,5 “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”

Confession  (unison) Cathy S. Walters
O mighty God, our hearts are troubled and our minds are in confusion.  We have separated ourselves from your peace by attempting to shape our own path in the forest of life.  But we have found that path to be lonely.  We have stumbled and fallen and with humility we cry to you.  Hear us once again.
Silent prayer
Thank you God, for allowing us yet another chance to walk the true path where the light is good and the friendship is warm.  By your grace our guide awaits us.  O mighty God, we remember our lonely path and we rejoice in your mercy.  AMEN

Proclamation and Praise
Psalm 104:24-35 P.827 (no musical response)
May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in they sight, O Lord, our rock and redeemer. AMEN
Readings and Discussion  :
Acts 2:1-21
Romans 8:14-17

*Hymn  #539 vs. 1-3 “O Spirit of the Living God”

Concerns and Celebrations   Let us pray in silence for those we’ve named and those in our hearts.
Unison Prayer      Cyril C. Colonius
Dear God, you are the author and source of our lives.  You spread before us many pathways in this world of wilderness, and we are free to choose our own path.  In our process of choosing , Great Spirit, lend us guidance.  In our moments of despair, encourage us.  In our moments of failure, empower us with strength to try again.  In our moments of victory, teach us humility.  Send us your loving spirit, that we may be agents of care and concern.  Open our ears that we may hear each other.  Warm our hearts that we may care for one another and enlighten our minds that we may be about the tasks you set before us.  Amen
The Lord’s Prayer
Musical Amen

* “We Give Thee But Thine Own”
Prayer of Dedication (unison)
God of wind, word, and fire, we bless your name this day for sending the light and strength of your Holy Spirit.  We give thanks for all the gifts, great and small, that you have poured out upon your children.  Accept us with our gifts to be living praise and witness to your love throughout all the earth.  AMEN

*Hymn 393 “Spirit of the Living God”

Benediction  (unison)
Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not let them be afraid.”  John 14:27
Postlude: Siciliana William Waland
Organist:  Carol Loud
Worship leader: Emily Broderick
Please join us for coffee/fellowship in the parish hall after the service.
*Stand if you are able

Thursday Prayer Service

Prayer Service

Enter in silence:

Song #2118 Holy Spirit, Come to Us (repeat )

Centering Silence (3 minutes)

Let us name those  who we  want to bring into God’s presence, those ill, worried, bereaved.

(after each name, spend  a moment“in prayer for the person or situation”

Song #2054 Nothing Can Trouble

Let us be silent with thankful hearts. (1 minute)

Benediction (unison) (leader choose one)

Like a rock, God is under our feet.
Like a roof, God is over our heads.
Like the horizon, God is beyond us.
Like water in a pitcher, God is within us and in the pouring out of us.
Like a pebble in the sea, we are in God.

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, may the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

God be in your head, and in your understanding.
God be in your eyes, and in your looking.
God be in your mouth, and in your speaking.
God be in your heart, and in your thinking.
God be at your end, and at your departing.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

April 15 Newsletter

Chilmark Community Church

We’re just about at the end of our first quarter since we’ve had Arlene as Pastor.  We have been blessed, indeed, with all she brings to our church family, her love, candor, energy and affability.  This is just to touch base with all of you to be sure you’re “in the loop”.

SAVE THESE DATES (Can also be viewed on Calendar Page of
Tuesdays at 6 in April and May..Pizza Nights.  Fun for all ages.

Thursdays at 5  Prayer Service at Church.

May 4 at 10:45 Neighborhood Convention at The Good Shepherd Parish
Center in OB(old OB school).  MJ Bruder Munafo on “God the unseen character”.

May 8 or 15            Church Spring Clean up:  Join Community Corrections to do yard,  flower beds, windows, etc.

May 29, 9-1 Chilmark Church Yard and Plant Sale.  Arlene already has collected lots of furniture and china.  Nancy Cabot has started fabulous seedlings.  Ethel Sherman will make jams. Contact a member of the Fund Raising Committee to help:  Judy Mayhew, Kathie Carroll, Betty Savage,  Katy Upson, Ann Deitrich.

May 30 11:30  Blessing of the Fleet at Dutcher Dock , Menemsha.

June 1 at 10:45  HELP!  Neighborhood Convention in Chilmark.  Program is “Behind the Scenes” at the Yard. Meeting and worship follows in our Sanctuary .  Then we are responsible for drinks, table settings, and deserts for the gathered, usually about 40 or 50.

June 15 Lobster Roll Dinners to Go begins!  Every Tues from 4:30-7.  Call Judy Mayhew if you can help.

June 19, 10-12 Children’s Fair on Church lawn. Contact an Outreach Committee member to help: Kim Cottrill, Fran Flanders, Marilyn Hollinshead, Julie Flanders, Ann Deitrich, Lia Kahler, Judi Worthington.

June 30 Wed, first Flea Market of season.  Renting the wonderful meadow on N. Road from Pat and Joan Jenkinson again. Please sign up later to help with church table etc.


The steeple repairs are just about finished.  Check the web site for pictures  of  the work.  Bids are in for painting the sanctuary.  The Trustees will be hiring the painter, (repairs to plaster also) in the coming days.  Bob Hungerford will be starting work on the Bell after he finishes jury duty. All these jobs involve more than meets the eye and thanks to the Trustees for slogging through the details.  The Yard is renting the parsonage for the whole summer.  Thanks to Flanders Realestate for negotiating the lease etc.

The Worship Committee reports that the idea behind the Thursday Prayer Service is to give a little more time to those who need our prayers, as well as to enrich our own prayer lives.  We also hope that some folks who can’t come on Sunday might try us on a week day. Initially, it will be a service with mostly silent prayer and one or two simple songs.  It will last under a half hour.

April 18 Order of Worship

Chilmark Community Church
April 18, 2010

Prelude: Sinfonia #10 J.S.Bach

Gathering and Announcements

Peace  Let us greet each other with the peace of the Lord.

Introit:  Simple Melody from an Ancient Air

Call to Worship
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever. psalm96; Rev 5

*Hymn  90 “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones”

Confession  (unison)
Holy and awesome god, we stand in your presence filled with regret for our many short comings.  Though there is greatness in us and a deep longing for goodness, we have often denied our better selves and refused to hear your voice calling us to rise to the full height of our humanity.  For there is weakness in us, as well as strength.  At times we choose to walk in darkness, our vision obscured.  We do not care to look within, and we are unwilling to look beyond at those who need our help.  O God, we are too weak to walk unaided.  Be with us as a strong and wise friend, and teach us to walk by the light of your truth. AMEN
Silent prayer
Musical Amen

Psalm 30 p.762 (responsively with no musical interlude)

Lessons and Discussion
Acts 9:1-20
Revelations 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

*Hymn  344 “Lord, You Have Come to the Lake Shore” v.1,3,4

Concerns and Celebrations  Let us lift up our celebrations, our concerns and the names of those in need of God’s healing touch.
Silent Prayer
Unison Prayer
O God, our help in ages past, bless us today and those for whom we pray.  Bring us and them your Peace which passes all understanding. Amen
The Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn (back cover) “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

Prayer of Dedication (unison)
Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift, teach us to render to you all that we have and all that we are, that we may praise you, not with our lips only, but with our whole lives, turning our duties, the sorrows and the joys of all our days into a living sacrifice to you.  AMEN

*Hymn  p.593 “ Here I Am, Lord”

Benediction  (unison)
May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that we may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 15:13

Postlude: Andante, J.S. Bach
Organist:  Carol Loud
Worship Leader:  Ann Deitrich
Next Week’s Lessons: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17;  John 10:22-30
*Stand if you are able

Eric Cottle’s service

Eric Cottle will be buried at Abel’s Hill Cemetery at 2 pm Thursday, April 8. A reception will follow at the Parish Hall at the rear of the Chilmark Community church.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the Menemsha Fisheries Development Fund, PO Box 96; Menemsha , MA, 02552.

Feb 7 Order of Worship


EPIPHANY 5 February 7, 2010



Prelude- in B minor, Chopin

Carol Loud, organist


Let us greet one another with the peace of Christ.

Introit: Variation 19, J.S. Bach


Leader: Help us through this hour of worship,

People: to become more aware of your presence,

Leader: to become more obedient to your will,

People: to become more alert to our opportunities,

Leader: to become more aware of our obligations,

People: to become more thankful for our blessings,

All: In the name of the one who treats us with mercy and steadfast love.


We draw near to you God and yet we know that in doing so we are merely responding to the drawing of your Spirit. We recognize with the Psalmist that it is good for us to draw near and to put our trust in you for you alone are the source of life. Help us today to hear and apply your word. Open our eyes to your work in our midst. Find joy in our praise. Empower us to serve in your name.

(Adapted from “Word and Witness”)

*Hymn #64 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8

Psalm 138 hymnal #853 with response

Reader: Pam Goff

Scripture: Luke 5:1-11

Sermon: “Tipping the Boat”

Rev. Arlene Bodge

*Hymn #398 “Jesus Calls Us”


Concerns and celebrations:

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,

Lord’s Prayer

The Offering:

*“We Give Thee But Thine Own”


O Holy One, when we read of your love and your faithfulness we are overwhelmed by your grace upon grace. Thank you for promising to care for our every need. Thank you for your faithfulness in the past and thank you for your faithfulness for today and for the morrow. Open our eyes to the abundance of your provision and enable us to respond accordingly with what you have provided in our lives. Help us to respond with our resources of time, talent, gift, expertise and finance. Amen

Thanksgiving and Communion:

*Hymn #344“Lord, you have come to the lakeshore”


Postlude: Moderato, Anton Scherer

Please join us in the fellowship hall after the service